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Source: Wang Quan’an


Gary Hamilton’s Arclight Films has announced a raft of sales on Cam Gigandet and Joel Courtney bodysnatcher sci-fi thriller Assimilate and Wang Quan’an’s Mongolian Berlinale selection Öndög.

Assimilate, about youngsters who use their web series to alert the outside world that aliens are killing and replacing their fellow small town residents, has gone to Splendid Film for Benelux, Germany, and Switzerland.

Rights have also gone in Latin America (Gussi), Japan (Fine Films), Malaysia and Thailand (Logo Motion Pictures), Greece (Spentzos), and Vietnam (Vietnam Mango Films). Gravitas Ventures will release the film in the US theatrically and on VOD on May 24.

John Murlowski directed from a screenplay he wrote with Steven Palmer Peterson. William Fay and John Murlowski produced. The cast includes Andi Matichak and Calum Worthy.

Female-centred drama Öndög, which tells of a romantic encounter on the Mongolian steppes between a herdswoman and a young policeman assigned to guard a corpse, has gone in France (Diaphana), Spain (Caramel), Switzerland (Trigon Film), Greece (Strada Film), and former Yugoslavia (Discovery/MCF Megacom Film).

Dulamjav Enkhtaivan, Aorigeletu, and Norovsambuu Batmunkh star.

Arclight’s Cannes includes sci-fi thriller Possessor starring Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stacy Martin, Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott, directed by Brandon Cronenberg; escape film Escape From Pretoria with Daniel Radcliffe and Daniel Webber; female-led Vietnamese action thriller Furie; and Chinese co-production Killer 10 to be directed by Phillip Noyce.